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Otter Tail County evolves with emergency management plan
Study names MN as second best run state in nation
Stacked storm packed a windy punch, but not much snow
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Perham grapplers storm through triangular
Offensive woes continue for Laker girls in loss to Prairie Centre
Perham girls stifle Breckenridge in first HOL win
Yellowjacket grapplers run away with Kaatz Memorial
Detroit Lakes wins the Jackie Mann Invitational
William J. Cole
Diana Lynn Aker
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Arvig to hire 200 workers
Ottertail's Hilltop Lumber breaks ground on new showroom
Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
Nest takes flight: New coffee shop, kitchen retailer opens in Perham
Angel of Hope vigil canceled
Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
August 29, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Tax increase on farmers
The agenda for a one-day special legislative session Sept. 9 is in place. It includes our top priority – providing funding for storm recovery – but lacks important cancellations of tax increases. Storms ripped through Minnesota last June and damaged infrastructure in at...
August 29, 2013 - 10:10am
August 9, 2013
Where our city tax dollars go
Ever wonder what your city tax dollars pay for, exactly? A report released by Perham City Manager Kelcey Klemm at a meeting last week breaks it down. The report shows that a typical homeowner in Perham (the owner of a home with a taxable value of $120,000), paid $521.31 in city...
August 9, 2013 - 1:06pm
July 18, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Tax hikes don’t just impact the rich
Minnesotans were aware democrats raised state taxes and fees by around $2.5 billion this year, but it took until July 1 enactment for many to gather just how far the impacts will reach. The now-majority democrats said they wanted to “tax the rich” and make top earners pay their...
July 18, 2013 - 3:45pm
Letter to the Editor: Increased taxes the doing of the DFL
An article recently caught my attention in the Fergus Falls Daily Journal. It was titled, “State leaders say one thing and do the opposite.” I would always pay attention to these articles, as I pride myself with serving my constituents with honesty and respect. The columnist,...
July 18, 2013 - 3:43pm
July 11, 2013
Their View: Dayton, DFL think you’re Richie Rich
Once upon a time, democrat legislators and Governor Mark Dayton promised that the rich would be paying more in taxes and that middle and low income Minnesotans would be shielded from the effects of their policies. Now that July has arrived and many of the new tax increases are...
July 11, 2013 - 4:17pm
July 1, 2013
Record tax increase kicks in today; cigarettes skyrocket in price
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s two-year budget begins Monday, with more than $2 billion in new taxes to help fund programs ranging from education to local government aid to nursing homes. To provide new funding, as well as plugging a $627 million budget deficit, taxes are headed up...
July 1, 2013 - 4:09pm
May 20, 2013
Minnesota tax bill heads to passage
ST. PAUL — The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, was headed for final legislative passage while late Sunday a public works bill remained in doubt as time runs out in the 2013 legislative session. The tax increases are for plugging a...
May 20, 2013 - 2:08pm
April 25, 2013
Minnesota House approves tax plan
ST. PAUL – Minnesota Democrats and Republicans agree on at least one thing: The House tax plan raises a lot of money. “It’s a large increase,...
April 25, 2013 - 11:59am
April 15, 2013
Minnesota Political Notebook: Tax debate divides Dems this session in Minnesota
ST. PAUL - Everyone knew taxes would be a prime discussion point this Minnesota legislative session, but it now appears to be less between Democrats and Republicans than among Democrats who control the House, Senate and governor’s office. The GOP-DFL split is well known: raise taxes...
April 15, 2013 - 10:13am
March 8, 2013
Dayton to drop business sales tax plan
Gov. Mark Dayton heard the complaints and is revising the tax reform proposal he announced six weeks ago. Gone is a business-to-business sales tax that drew most of the ire. He told that to a Chamber of Commerce meeting this morning, but said details about his new plan will come...
March 8, 2013 - 11:08am
May 6, 2009
COLUMNIST: Getting glued by taxes
Last week, when the new tax valuation statements came in the mail, I reacted quite negatively, because it seemed to me that county government, in its requirement to raise taxes to balance its spending budget, was out to get me. Then, the other night, I had a dream. (No. Martin Luther...
May 6, 2009 - 2:39pm
April 21, 2009
Higher taxes on incomes of over $300,000 proposed
Minnesota House Democrats propose increasing taxes on rich Minnesotans, smokers, drinkers, businesses that recently moved to Minnesota and youths downloading Internet music. House Tax Chairwoman Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington, said the bill is the biggest tax-reform measure in 20...
April 21, 2009 - 8:00am
September 17, 2008
Perham hikes tax levy 2.9 percent
The city of Perham will collect about $30,000 more in local taxes in 2009. The levy will be about 2.87 percent higher than 2008, with tax collections totalling $1.082 million. This compares to $1.052 million last year. The city's general fund will increase nearly $40,000 in 2009....
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am